Upper Valley Yoga

A community of passionate students & instructors, practicing the art of yoga together.
Established 1999. White River Junction, Vermont.
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Nov
25

Vinyasa Flow 2

Sharon Comeau

8:00 -
9:30 am
Nov
25

Hatha (1)

Sharon Comeau

10:00 -
11:30 am

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SINGLE
PASS

Attend any yoga class
that we offer

$18

Senior/Student rate:

$15
 

10 CLASS
PASS

Attend any 10 yoga
classes

$145

Senior/Student:

$130
 

MONTHLY,
UNLIMITED

Unlimited monthly yoga,
six month commitment

$99/month

 

 
 

NEWCOMER
PASS

Attend three
classes

$30

First-time guests only

Expires after
15 days

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our studio’s philosophy is rooted in the firm belief that everyone can do yoga. Our diverse offerings reflect that belief: we meet you where you are while helping you build the tools to grow, and encouraging you to listen to your own body’s wisdom. Most of our intermediate and advanced classes revolve around fun and mindful vinyasa flow that draws on the lineages of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara Yoga.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec
1

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Sweat and Surrender

Leslie's signature "Sweat and Surrender" begins with a 60-minute, uplifting flow sequence in a moderately heated studio (78 degrees). Downshifting with a restorative pose or two, students are then guided through a luxurious 20-minute yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is a voice-guided meditation done lying down; sometimes called "yogic sleep." This 90 minute class will wring you out, steep you in bliss and serenity, and leave you clear and grounded for the coming holiday season.  Sign up to reserve a space. All are welcome (though not suitable for beginners); be prepared to work, sweat, and restore!





Dec
8

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Free Community Class

This month's FREE community class, taught by Kim Hall:"Breathe! A slow vinyasa flow, with a focus on pranayama: using our breath as a way to calm and strengthen the mind and body.  In this gentle class, we'll explore several different types of pranayama, both during our physical practice and as a beautiful addition to our seated meditation. This class is for all levels.

UVY offers a free class for the community one Friday each month.  Sign up to reserve a spot. Bring a mat if you have one.





Dec
15

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Forrest Friday: Core

Many of us walk through life with a “numb” core, which prevents us from tapping into our gut instincts and supporting ourselves by tuning in to our core beliefs and values. Wake up and strengthen your core in this 90-minute all-levels Forrest Yoga practice. Forrest Friday is led by Deb Heimann, Level 2 Forrest Yoga teacher, and is held every 3rd Friday of the month. End your week with a deep Forrest Yoga practice. Expect to leave energized and feeling stronger. Sign up to reserve a spot.





Dec
17

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is offered the third Sunday of each month and is a wonderful way to create ease and openness in your body, your breath and your soul. This lovely, soothing practice is suitable for all levels, and uses many props to support the body so that the poses themselves are comforting and nourishing, rather than effortful.  Please sign up to reserve a spot; drop in or use your existing pass.





Dec
22

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Solstice Flow: by-donation to benefit The Haven

Join Leslie and Sharon in celebrating the Winter Solstice. Traditionally, the solstice is celebrated in yoga with the practice of 108 sun salutations. Our version of this tradition is to practice some factor of 108 salutations, with accessible and varied versions to make it enjoyable for all. Leslie and Sharon will take turns leading you through these salutations, and then we will transition with a restorative pose or two. We will close our practice with a sweet, guided meditation, seated or lying down, to welcome the light of the season into our lives and our hearts, and to share that light with each other on the night following the Winter Solstice. All are welcome! Your donation of any amount will go to the Upper Valley Haven. Sign up to save a spot. Friends and family are also welcome.





Jan
11

4:00 - 5:15 pm

Prenatal Yoga

This 6-week series taught by Miriah Wall is designed to help women find greater ease during pregnancy, prepare for labor and birth and connect with a community of other mamas-to be. Classes will consist of physical postures, breathwork and meditation intended to help women relax and adjust to the physical, emotional and mental changes associated with pregnancy. Increased body/mind awareness as well as scheduled time for self care can be invaluable tools during the birth process as well as in the period of time once baby is born.

Cost is $90 if registered by January 4; $100 after January 4. Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 pm, Sign up now.





  • "I have been practicing at Upper Valley Yoga since 2005. I have found safe, effective instructors here for all the phases of life and interest I have gone through since then. There is a wide range of class approaches and opportunities, from beginner to immersive and everything in between. I always recommend Upper Valley Yoga to friends, and tell them to explore all the teachers, they are sure to find the right approach for them."    - Louise
  • "Your teachers are at the top with their professionalism, expertise of yoga practice, patience and support of all in the class."    - M
  • "Yoga helps me the find the strength, flexibility, and focus to do the things I love to do in life. Practicing yoga at the Upper Valley Yoga Center feels like coming home to a warm and welcoming community."    — Karen
  • "The UVY studio is a warm and friendly place, with very special people as your teachers. So this begs the question: Does the practice of yoga make nice people, or do nice people practice yoga?"    — Jeanne
  • "The day I took my first class at Upper Valley Yoga, I knew I’d found my “yoga home”. Leslie, and all the teachers at the studio, truly practice what they preach: come to class, accept our instruction but listen to yourself and your body; honor your own best teacher, the teacher within."    - Dena
  • "Every class is a gift, not only for the yoga, but to be connected with others who are part of the Upper Valley Yoga community. An added treat is that the current space in White River Junction is spacious, sunlit and warm."    - Dena

CONTACT US

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OUR STUDIO

58 N. MAIN ST. #206

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT

05001

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Announcements!

Looking for the Thetford Studio?

We are located right on the Thetford Hill Common, near Latham Library. When you sign up for a class, we send you an email with location and directions. The space has limited capacity, so do sign up ahead of time.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

All classes will run as scheduled this weekend. Join us; visiting friends and family are welcome too!

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ACCOMMODATIONS:

The building itself was renovated to be energy efficient, and the room is moderately heated in cooler seasons to promote a good, healthy sweat, but not heated to an excessive or wasteful degree. There are cubbies in our large office to store your personal belongings, a spacious changing room, a comfy sofa and a water cooler (please bring a water bottle to fill, to cut down on paper cup usage). Two nice, clean bathrooms are located just down the hall. There are also cubbies in the studio itself for valuables, which students are welcome to use. We have a full lending library of yoga books, and encourage students to borrow freely. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount.

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GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE

Please do not wear perfume or any strong scent

People with allergies can be very sensitive to scent. Also, lots of people sweating in a closed space is less stinky than lots of people all wearing different brands of perfume or deodorant.

Wear comfortable clothing

Not so tight it binds, not so loose it gets in your way. And please do not wear clothes that “gap” and are inappropriately revealing.

Practice on an empty stomach

If possible, don’t eat at least three hours before practice. If you know that this isn’t possible for you, eat easily digested food one hour before class.

No food or outside beverages inside the studio

If necessary, bottled water is okay, but remember we are trying to generate internal heat; constant sipping cools the body. After practice, drink plenty of pure water.

Bring your own mat

Shared mats are not hygienic; you may borrow one from us if one is available, until you are able to purchase your own, but please clean it afterward with the mat wipes provided. Please understand mats may be borrowed on a first come basis….we have only a few to borrow, and do occasionally run out of them.

Keep your eyes on your own practice

The practice is richer when it happens from the inside out. It’s not about comparing yourself with the person next to you. Be present with your own experience.

Be kind and loving to yourself

Rest when you need to. Honor where you are in your practice. Use the energy of those around to inspire, not diminish, you. Remember: you are perfect just as you are now, and yoga is meant to enhance that understanding and let that perfection shine. Have fun!

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Newcomers! 3 for $30

If you are new to Upper Valley Yoga, you can purchase a 3-class pass for $30! (For our first-time guests only, package expires 15 days after purchase)

Single Class, $16

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $13

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

10-Class Pass, $140

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $120

Expires after one year

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

5-Class Pass, $75

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $63

Expires after 6 months.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

Unlimited Yoga Passes

Monthly, Auto-Renew with credit card, $99/mo

Unlimited yoga. 6-month commitment is required; early cancellation fee of $50 applies if the auto renew is canceled before 6 months. This is the best value if you plan to attend at least 2 classes per week.

One month, unlimited, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $120

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

3-Month Unlimited, $360

Unlimited yoga, 3 months

If you don’t yet have a mat, borrow one from us and please clean it afterward with the mat wipes.

We have a limited, need-based scholarship fund available for those who are struggling to pay for classes; please email or call us to inquire. We also gratefully accept donations for that fund in any amount. In addition, there are occasional work/study opportunities. If you are interested in being on the work/study list, please let us know!

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